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Fernando Ricksen Tribute Match

Yesterday, a tremendous crowd of 41,349 turned out at Ibrox to pay tribute to former Rangers captain Fernando Ricksen, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in October 2013. MND Scotland is a beneficiary of the match, with the proceeds being split equally between Fernando, his daughter Isabella, the Rangers Charity Foundation, and MND Scotland. It was clear that many people were shocked by how MND has affected Fernando, but… read more »

Orion Group to support MND Research

MND Scotland has today received a donation of £50,000 from Orion Group, the UK’s leading personnel provider to the oil and gas sector. The donation was made with the specific aim of helping fund the next wave of research into finding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease.  Orion will follow this donation up with another £50,000 in January 2016. The relationship with Orion began when Alan Savage, Chairman of Orion Group,… read more »

APPG Report on MND

January 27th will see the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Motor Neurone Disease (MND) launch a report into the challenges some people with MND face in getting vital communication equipment from the NHS. The APPG on MND is a cross-party group of MP’s and Peers with an interest in MND. The idea behind the group is to raise awareness and understanding of MND amongst politicians and to campaign for… read more »

New Stem Cell Research into MND

A joint research project, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh, has discovered new ways of studying what happens to motor neurons affected by MND. Scientists used stem cells derived from patient skin samples to help identify that loss of nerve signalling may be an early sign of MND. The project shows that even before the motor neurons show any signs of damage, if affected… read more »

First Minister’s Announcement on MND Nurses

MND Scotland is delighted to hear that First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, has committed to doubling the number of MND nurses in Scotland and ensuring that they are paid for by the NHS. Doubling the number of nurses will make an enormous difference to people with MND across Scotland. It means that patients will have greater contact with the nurses as they won’t have such huge geographical areas to cover. Currently… read more »

Scottish Labour Pledge More MND Nurses

Scottish Labour leader, Jim Murphy MP, has today announced plans to target 1000 new nurses including a commitment to publicly fund and “at least” double the number of Specialist Motor Neurone Disease Nurses. Currently in Scotland there are 426 people living with MND, with the existing specialist nurses under huge pressure. Additional nurses would make a significant difference to the lives of patients with MND. The new nurses would be… read more »

Thank You For Your Support in 2014

What an incredible year it’s been for MND Scotland! We’d like to say a huge thank you to you all for joining the fight against MND in 2014! The work we do wouldn’t be possible without you, and your support in raising funds and awareness never fails to amaze us. Thank you so much for everything you do, and please consider supporting us again in 2015.  

Clinical Research Fellowship in Motor Neurone Disease

The Chief Scientist Office is pleased to announce that its call for a Clinical Research Fellowship in Motor Neurone Disease is now open for applications. This initiative, which is being funded in equal measure by  MND Scotland, CSO, and the MND Association is designed to increase research capacity in Motor Neurone Disease in Scotland. The fellowship is for 3 years and will cover the salary cost of the fellow, PhD… read more »

Do Something in 2015

  When someone close to you is diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, you want to do something. And we need people just like you to help by getting involved and raising the funds needed to provide our essential care and support services to people with MND, and also to fund research. So, in 2015, can you help? Whether it be Something Sporty, Something Scary, or Something Civilised, everything you do… read more »

Gordon’s Fightback Passes £100k Target

Gordon Aikman has just passed his £100k target to #fundacure! This money will be used to create a clinical fellowship in Scotland to further research into MND. Craig Stockton, MND Scotland’s Chief Executive, said “Reaching £100k in six months is a fantastic achievement and is recognition of the selfless commitment and dedication that Gordon has to raising awareness and finding a cure for this disease. His efforts help ensure that… read more »